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Late 19th Century


Symbolism is a 19th-century movement in which art became infused with exaggerated sensitivity and a spooky mysticism. It was a continuation of the Romantic tradition, which included such artists as John Henry Fuseli and Caspar David Friedrich.

Anticipating Freud and Jung, the Symbolists mined mythology and dream imagery for a visual language of the soul. More a philosophical approach than an actual style of art, they influenced their contemporaries in the Art Nouveau movement and Les Nabis.

The leading Symbolists included Gustave Moreau, Puvis de Chavannes, and Odilon Redon.

The movement was also a major influence on some of the Expressionists, especially on the work of Franz von Stuck and Edvard Munch.
        

 
 
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George Frederic Watts 1817-1904 English Painter/Sculptor
The Bowman Portrait of Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes 1824-1898 French Painter
The Reaper
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Gustave Moreau 1826-1898 French Painter
Gustave Moreau: Study of Horses and Jockeys
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Arnold Bocklin 1827-1901 Swiss Painter
The Island of Life
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Felicien Rops 1833-1898 Belgian Engraver
The Row, 1877
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Elihu Vedder 1836-1923 American Painter
Head of Minerva
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Hans Thoma 1839-1924 German Painter
The Artist's Cousin
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Odilon Redon 1840-1916 French Painter
Odilon Redon: Apollo's Chariot
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Xavier Mellery 1845-1921 Belgian Painter
 
Eugene Carriere 1849-1906 French Painter
Reclining Nude
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Louis Welden Hawkins 1849-1910 French
Le Sphinx Et Le Chimere
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Ernst Josephson 1851-1906 Swedish Painter
The Water Sprite
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Gaetano Previati 1852-1920 Italian Painter
Paolo and Francesca
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Alexandre Seon 1855-1917 French Painter
Lamentations of Orpheus
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John White Alexander 1856-1915 American Painter
The Cellist
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Leon Frederic 1856-1940 Belgian Painter
 
Mikhail Vrubel 1856-1910 Russian Painter
Portrait of S. Mamontov
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Max Klinger 1857-1920 German Painter/Sculptor
Homage, from Paraphrase on the Discovery of a Glove'
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Alphonse Osbert 1857-1939 French Painter
 
Fernand Khnopff 1858-1921 Belgian Painter
Incense, 1917
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Giovanni Segantini 1858-1899 Italian Painter
The Angel of Life
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Jan Toorop 1858-1928 Dutch Painter
Jan Toorop: The Desire and the Satisfaction
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Leonardo Bistolfi 1859-1933 Italian Sculptor
Manifesto for The Turin Exposition, 1902
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Edmond-Francois Aman-Jean 1860-1935 French Painter
Portrait of a Young Woman
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Maximilian Lenz 1860-1948 German Painter
6th War Loan
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Armand Point 1861-1932 French Painter
The Golden Legend, 1897
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Arthur Bowen Davies 1862-1928 American Painter
Afterthought of Earth
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Jeanne Jacquemin 1863-1938 French Painter
 
Edvard Munch 1863-1944 Norwegian Painter
Edvard Munch: The Scream
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Franz von Stuck 1863-1928 German Painter/Sculptor
Pallas Athena, 1898
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John Duncan 1866-1945 Scottish Painter
 
George Minne 1866-1941 Belgian Sculptor
 
William Degouve de Nuncques 1867-1935 Belgian Painter
Winter In The Forest, 1912
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Jean Delville 1867-1953 Belgian Painter
Tresors de Satan, 1895
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Henry de Groux 1867-1930 Belgian Painter/Sculptor
 
Emile Bernard 1868-1941 French Painter
 
Konstantin Somov 1869-1939 Russian Painter
Alexander Pushkin at Work, 1899
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Aleksandr Benois 1870-1960 Russian Painter
 
Hugo Simberg 1873-1917 Finnish Painter
Meditation, 1895
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Carlos Schwabe 1877-1926 German/Swiss Painter
Virgin of the Lilies, 1899
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Gustave Adolphe Mossa 1883-1971 French
Gustave Adolphe Mossa: David and Bathsheba
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Cheryl Laemmle Born 1947 American Painter
 

 
 
 




 
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